Stanwell House Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • The hotel holds 3 AA Silver Stars for its superior level of quality & service
  • It's set in the Georgian harbour town of Lymington -- a "yachting heaven"', according to Lonely Planet
  • You can dine in the 2-AA-Rosette Bistro, which serves fresh New Forest produce

99% (198 Member Ratings)

"Everything. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were made to feel very welcome and comfortable. The staff were all so very friendly and genuinely seemed so happy in their work. "
Feb 07, 2017
Bath, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Lymington Town station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Change at Brockenhurst for direct services to Southampton Central, Basingstoke and London Waterloo (which takes 2 hours), as well as Lymington Pier, where the ferry crosses over to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. There is a small, free on-site car park (tickets at reception), and a public car park opposite, which costs £5 for a 24-hour stay.

Rooms & Rates

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Stanwell House Hotel is an 18th-century former finishing school set on Lymington's high street, half a mile from the New Forest National Park. The town has a wealth of history -- it was once a honeypot for smugglers looking to hoard contraband in nearby caves, and its weekly Saturday market has been running for over 765 years. Today, there is a multitude of white masts in the marina and the "utterly quaint" (Lonely Planet) cobbled lanes are lined with independent shops.

The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, which has a collection of 250 vehicles, is a 15-minute drive away; Buckler's Hard Maritime Museum is 10 minutes' drive from there. Hurst Castle can be accessed via the ferry that runs from Keyhaven every 20 minutes.This coastal fortress, built by Henry VIII, is open daily from late March-October, and at weekends from November-early March. Southampton and Lyndhurst are within 30 minutes' drive.

The 2-AA-Rosette Bistro serves contemporary European fare, using local produce delivered daily from a farm. You can dine al fresco on the terrace or in the "intimate" (The AA) refurbished Burcher & Co restaurant, which serves creative dishes like British tapas. The Drydock bar has a cocktail and malt whisky menu, and a nice selection of wines.

Georgian rooms are on the second and third floors in the oldest part of the property, whereas Garden rooms are more contemporary and are on the ground and first floors. Dogs can stay in some ground-floor Garden rooms for an extra £15 per dog, per stay.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £15 per night for children aged 2-12; £30 for children aged 13 and over, and for adults. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are on request, and must be requested upon booking. Children aged 1 and under stay free of charge, in a cot/crib, which must be requested upon booking.
Please use the Special Requests field to request extra beds/cots.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancies.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and in limited Garden Rooms only, and will be charged at £15 per night. Please contact the hotel before booking to check the availability of a room suitable for a pet. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: There is a small, free on-site car park (tickets at reception), and a public car park opposite, which costs £5 for a 24-hour stay. Spaces for both car parks are subject to availability.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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99% Positive
(198 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Stanwell House Limited t/a The Stanwell House Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Everything. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were made to feel very welcome and comfortable. The staff were all so very friendly and genuinely seemed so happy in their work.
Other Comments
Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. It was a pleasure to be there.
Nicola Feb 07, 2017 Bath, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very friendly, helpful, and efficient staff. Excellent food and service at all times.
Jane Jan 26, 2017 Newport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
very relaxing hotel with high standards. we were very pleased to learn we could take our 2 dogs, for an additional fee, and the garden room was excellent for them.
Other Comments
The staff were very attentive and made a note that I am vegetarian, advising me about the meals without me having to ask. Lovely area to stay in too.
Chris Jan 07, 2017 Braintree, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food
Richard Dec 22, 2016 Worthing, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great location and a very relaxing atmosphere. Lovely staff.
Caroline Dec 22, 2016 Silchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
everything about our stay was excellent. The hotel itself is beautiful, the food was amazing and the staff couldn't have done more for us.
Other Comments
When we visited my father was seriously ill in hospital and has since sadly died. The receptionist, Marilyn, was aware of the situation and was so kind and sympathetic and made us feel so comfortable. She was amazing. We would definitely go back to this lovely hotel.
Kathy Dec 21, 2016 Southampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely spaceuse clean room, friendless of staff, and a lovely breakfast.
Phil Dec 14, 2016 Horley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent travel deal- nice location- good standard rooms-friendly and attentive staff-allvery enjoyable
Janet Dec 14, 2016 Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful staff, amazing food. great value
peter Dec 13, 2016 hayling island, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice room, good food
Jill Dec 11, 2016 Coleford, United Kingdom

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